Standing with Science: Identifying and Analyzing Credible Nutrition Research in the Misinformation Age

Standing for Science Webinar

In this webinar, you learn how to be a leader in our field as a clear, reliable source of nutrition information for your clients.

  • Release Date: February 26, 2020
  • SKU LOSWS02272020
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This webinar was presented on February 26, 2020.

In a world where Dr. Google reigns, registered dietitian nutritionists should arm themselves with a strong understanding of research and communication practices. Credible sources of information are not always the consumer's first choice nutrition go to. Therefore, fundamental skills to every RDN include being able to identify, read, interpret, and clearly communicate the information presented in credible sources of up-to-date nutrition science to the public. In this webinar, you learn how to be a leader in our field as a clear, reliable source of nutrition information for your clients.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 1070, 1130, 9020

Performance Indicators:

  • 1.2.1 Identifies and takes the appropriate steps to maintain and enhance competence.
  • 2.1.8 Delivers accurate and credible messaging.
  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify features of a source to help determine credibility.
  2. Recognize potential conflicts of interest and know when to disclose those conflicts.
  3. Apply best strategies for reading and understanding scientific research articles.


Barbara J. Mayfield, MS, RDN, FAND

Barbara J. Mayfield is a communicator with expertise in business, academia, community programs, professional writing, and speaking. As president of Nutrition Communicator, LLC, Barb leads nutrition professionals to communicate with excellence and confidence. She is editor-in-chief for Communicating Nutrition: The Authoritative Guide, to be published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics April 2020.


Virginia C. Stage, PhD, RDN

Virginia C. Stage is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, researcher, and educator with expertise in child nutrition, education, and behavior change. Dr. Stage is currently an Associate Professor of Nutrition Science at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC where she has taught courses in Nutrition Science, Pediatric Nutrition, Nutrition Education, and Research Methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Stage has specific training and expertise in school-based intervention research using quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Over the past 10+ years, Dr. Stage has worked with 300+ P-8 teachers nationally on how to integrate nutrition education into their classrooms. She regularly uses these experiences to teach students in her classroom about evidence-based approaches.

Katie McKee, MCN, RDN, LD

Katie McKee always loved learning about the power of nutrition, and now she has the joy of teaching others about it. With a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Arizona, Katie worked as a writer, editor and reporter before returning to school at the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center to earn a Master of Clinical Nutrition. Katie joined Dairy MAX in early 2015. In her role, she serves as an educator, presenter and manager. When it comes to sharing the science, Katie pulls from her knowledge as a journalist and dietitian to share science-based information in simple language. She is known to answer a tough question from time to time. In 2018, she was named Media Dietitian of the Year by the Dallas Dietetic Alliance. She is a Media Representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • Release Date: February 26, 2020
  • SKU LOSWS02272020